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National Coloring Book Day!

by | Aug 2, 2016 | Color, Decorating Inspiration, My Books | 10 comments

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If you noticed something was amiss with the blog this week, we had a hard drive failure that caused some serious issues. Things you don’t want to see after blogging for nine years … a blank screen where your blog used to be! Nothing like a little heart attack to start out the week, right? Thank you, Monday. But, the good news is the blog is back (thanks to Ted my tech guru) and I got yesterday’s post back up after it completely disappeared (along with the comments). I thought maybe it was the end of my blog and I didn’t even get to say good-bye. Ha!

If you ever feel stressed out from the pressure of life, a blog that was MIA (ha) or even if you are just feeling drained creatively, I highly recommend stepping away from the computer and doing something that can help you refocus and recharge your energy.

Today in celebration of National Coloring Book Day (trust me, it’s a real thing!), I am featuring some of the inspiring colored pages I’ve seen around the internet from The Inspired Room Coloring Book.

It is so fun to see the various ways people show off their style with a creative interpretation of a room in the book, or how they pull together a fresh color scheme and show off their own creative flair. If you have your coloring book already, share your pages on Instagram with the hashtag #TIRColoringBook, I’d love to see!

Meanwhile, I’m excited for tomorrow because I get to show you a little “switcheroo” in my living room! See you then. It’s good to be back :).

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    Glad you got your blog back up! I can imagine the stress that was caused by it disappearing!

    Your coloring book is likely the only one I would buy! So cute and fun!

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      Very sweet of you, I must say it is a very cute one! Perfect for those of us who enjoy home decor! Thanks for stopping by!

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    Oh my goodness! That would give me a heart attack too! Glad all is well.
    I did read today that we need to be sure to update Genesis when we get the notification, because if we don’t do it right away and WP automatically updates we’ll see a white screen. I’m often remiss to do some of the updates quickly… so I was glad to learn that. No need for heart attacks, huh? ;)

    I love the idea of coloring books… but to sit down and color… I would feel like I’m wasting time. Ugh! Kudos to all who do it! Wish I could.

    Be blessed my friend!

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      Thanks, Diane. I rarely have to think about the behind the scenes blog code stuff because thank goodness I have a good tech person to deal with it. If I didn’t have help, surely my blog would have imploded years ago, ha! That’s a good tip to keep it updated, it would be sad to lose it all.

      Oh, and with coloring, I think that’s part of the charm of a coloring book. At first you feel like you’re wasting time (I totally feel that way when I first sit down) but you start relaxing and quieting your mind. Soon you are just enjoying the creative process and you realize it wasn’t wasted time after all! You should try it! :) Take care, Diane! Thanks for stopping by. It’s nice to see my blogging buddies are still around ha! :) I missed everyone.

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    Haha! I was on your blog when it went out and I thought it was my internet! ;) I love your coloring book, it’s on my wish list!

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      Oh, dear! That’s exactly what we thought too when we couldn’t get it. We tried our phone and various computers but nope! It was GONE. :-/ Thanks so much for coming by and for your comment. XOXO

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    Thank you, Melissa, for featuring one of the pages I colored from your fabulous coloring book! What a pleasant surprise to start my day!! I’m glad your blog is still with us! ;)

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    So glad you got your blog back. My Mac crashed a couple of weeks ago so I know the feeling.
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review and share your wonderful coloring book on my blog.
    I will definitely be sharing it again as part of my holiday gift guide.


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    I’ve really gotta get my hands on a bunch of your coloring books, Melissa! One is definitely for me. And Christmas and birthdays are coming up soon …



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